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yourself. all the clouds gathering there. that is a frontal system that is poised to bring us a very cold air mass. in fact, you can see on our water vapor map here there's that low. a bunch of cold air moving in our direction, so that cold blast is on the way. it looks like it will be in the north bay tuesday and then the rest of the bay area wednesday, thursday, and friday, and just to give you a sense of just how cold it's going to be, if we could go back to my map, livermore tomorrow only 67. check out tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday. only in the low 50s. a dramatic drop in temperatures. we'll talk more about the forecast coming up. >> all right, lee. thank you. developing news. san francisco police say a man was shot and killed today while trying to sell a video game system. a man was found shot inside a car along bay shore boulevard near gerald avenue. investigators say the victim had an on-line posting to sell the system. the two men around 3:30 this
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afternoon faked an exchange. the robber took the system, then shot the victim several times. police vabt made any arrests. sflimplts there was a fire on 580 today in oakland when a recently restored 1979 volkswagen bug exploded into flames. the passerby shot this cell phone video. fire happened about 9:30 on the 580 connector to eastbound 24. an off duty firefighter pulled the mother and three children in the bug to safety. one lane of 508 was closed for a short time. new details tonight about the palo alto man being held in north korea. 85-year-old merrill newman was a careeran war veteran. today we learned he served in a secret armed forces group called the white tigers. abc 7 news reporter lillian kim has those details. lillian. >> merrill newman's role in the white tiger to train anti-communist guerrillas. this photo shows him posing with some of the members in south korea decades after the korean
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war. newman reportedly visited south korea twice in the past ten years. in his videotaped apology released by north korean state media friday night, newman accepts responsibility for helping anti-communist guerrillas. the guerrilla unit was called a regiment named after a north korean mountain where the guerrillas sought refuge. many are now questioning why newman went to north korea given his role during the korean war. one fellow white tiger believes newman went to do a favor for his former guerrillas. >> i think some of those people indicated they may have had relatives still living in north korea, and they probably asked him would he try to find those and maybe talk to those people and let them know what the condition of their family was, so the results of that, that led to him seeking some of those people in north korea and relating to those people picking them up off the plane and detaining them at the present time. >> in newman's hometown of palo alto, residents have tied yellow ribbons outside the retirement community where he and his wife lived.
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he has been detained for nearly five weeks. the swedish embassy is working with north korea in an effort to get newman released. in the newsroom lillian kim, abc 7 news. zimplgt a new law begins next year that is aimed at protecting mountain lions if they pose no immediate threat to people. it passed after two cubs were shot in san mateo county last year. wildlife groups talked about the new law in san mateo county. >> people gathered not far from here today to remember the sad incident involving those two mountain lion cubs that were shot and killed. they want to celebrate a new law that protects the animals. >> richard won't forget the day a year ago when two mountain lion cubs wandered into his neighborhood and were shot and killed by wardens who thought they posed a threat. >> it didn't seem that it was necessary to kill them, and we need to do everything we can to
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protect these animals. >> there are opportunities and options now that weren't available last year. >> reporter: state senator jerry hill says the killing of the cubs sparked so much public outrage, it prompted him to propose legislation requiringed game wardens to use nonlethal alternatives to capture big cats unless they pose an immediate threat. the law doesn't take affect until january 1st, but has already been used by game wardens. >> we have seen it work in san jose, santa cruz, and los angeles where they have already relocated mountain lions that probably would have been killed otherwise. >> many gathered in half-moon bay to celebrate the victory. the new law means more collaboration with wildlife groups like the mountain lion foundation. >> we still live in a state that has lions, and that's exciting, and there's a lot of people who feel the same way, and they want to keep these cats around, whatever it takes. >> reporter: the state department of fish and wildlife supports the new law, but a spokesman tells abc 7 news we're trying to find middle ground where we can relocate animals
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where they don't bother other residents. mountain lion sightings are common in san mateo county. many hope the new law means they'll continue to see more of these big cats from a safe distance. in san mateo county, cornell bernard, abc 7 news. a mountain lion sighting this morning in woodside has led to a warning from authorities. the big cat was spotted near razorback ridge trail in the windy hills preserve. residents are being warned not to approach the animals if they see them. good news for san francisco bay. the water is getting clearer, but that means more algae is reporting. slush dating back to the gold rush, 150 years ago, has mostly washed out to sea. sunlight now shines deeper into the bay, causing algae to grow. reducing growth could saw local sewage treatment plans $10 million. scientists believe the plants might have to reduce how much nitrogen and fors forrous they
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release. county supervise will consider building a memorial park in honor of a teenager killed by a deputy. he was shot in late october by a deputy who mistook his bb gun for an assault rifle. activists recently planted a young oak tree near the site where lopez was shot. state lawmakers say they will introduce legislation next month to ban the manufacture and sale of imitation firearms. an oakland gender-neutral teen is excited about returning to school tomorrow. 18-year-old sasha fleschman was sleeping on an ac transit bus last month when a teenager set fleschman's skirt on flier. flesch man, who identifies as neither female nor male, suffered second and third degree burns to the legs. fleschman is okay. police say the attack was partially because of homophobia. planned parenthood is opening a clinic in north fair oaks tomorrow despite opposition.
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1,500 people have signed a petition opposing the clinic. planned parenthood said the clinic on elcamino royale will provide medical, not surgical abortions. a public outcry towards planned parenthood to back off establishing a clinic in redwood city. world aids day was celebrated locally at the national aids memorial grove in san francisco's golden gate park. more than 600 people gathered for today's ceremonies. the founder of the black aids institute said those who succumb to the disease should not have died in vein. >> every man that's in that cirquele, for every person who is naemed or not named who has been lost to this disease, we owe it to them to bring about the end of this epidemic. >> he was referring to the growth circle of friends. the ceremony was concluded with supporters gathering for the reading of the names of those embraced into the circle. still ahead on abc 7 news at 6:00, why oakland airport has seen a huge decline of flyers
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since 2007. plus, what american shoppers are purchasing this holiday weekend. and how a seracha plant forced shut down is making light of the stinky situation. how you can help us feed the bay area this holiday season. visit the abc7 facebook page and take the pledge to give where you live. with each pledge we'll donate $1 in your honor to the bay area feeding america food bank. up to $75,000. your good deed could be rewarded. everyone who takes the pledge will be entered to win $7,000 cash. the winner will be announced december 19th. spread the love and help us give where you li
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fewer people are flying through oak willed airport than just a few years ago. today's chronicle reports traffic has dropped by five million people. that's compared to 2007. some industry insiders believe 2007 was a turning point. that's from virgin america launched from -- fellow southwest and jetblue both began serving sfo. the drop in passengers came after oakland airport spent a half million dollars upgrading its terminal. and dogs like this adorable one will help spread holiday cheer at sfo starting this week. san francisco spca volunteers will walk through the terminals with the dogs and encourage people to pet them. it includes eight certified
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therapy dog. it will try to help travellers relieve stress and make their journey more enjoyable. sflimplts up next on abc 7 news at 6:00, the unusual tactic lapd is using to help fight crime. and how cold will it get this week? >> the flash brothers with the shooters touch tonight in san meant, and reunited at candlestick. the 9ers welcome back crabt
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more people shopped this weekend than last year. however, they spent less money. today the national retail federation reported 141 million shoppers. compared to 1239 million in 2012. they spent $407 each, down $16 from last year. that total is more than $57 billion in sales this year. and here's what they bought. 57% purchased clothing. 37% bought electronics. 23% bought toys. 29% got gift cards, and 17% bought jewelry. defiance. the makers of seracha sauce have reacted after a judge ordered part of their plant near los angeles to close. a banner reads "no tear gas made
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here." the judge also ordered the plant to reduce the odors coming from the facility. it processes 100 million pounds of peppers each year. a neighbor claimed odored from the plants have caused headaches, watery eyes, and a burning sensation in their throat. the plant points out it passed a recent air quality inspection. police at one police station in los angeles produced their own youtube video hoping to keep people from becoming victims of car breakins. it shows zombies breaking into cars. officers and community volunteers acted m video. the lapd says the message is simple. if you lock your car, hide your stuff, you'll deter thieves and likely keep your stuff. let's get to lee glassman here. a big hang in store for us
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weather-wise. >> i hope everyone bought coats this last weekend when you are out shopping. you're definitely going to need them. we have a mainly clear sky. high clouds here and there. it is right to the north of us well up in the gulf of alaska where a parcel of very cold air is sitting and that is going to be visiting the bay area as we head into monday night, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday. maybe even entering into sunld as well. maybe a little bit of moisture. here's a nice shot. you can see for yourself, temperatures, this time of year mild, most highs today. upper 6 0z, near 70 degrees. oakland, 60. 58, los gados. s a nice shot. sanity why rosa, 60. 55 in fairfield. livermore still at 60 degrees. we have a look at our forecast highlights for you. it is going to get colder
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tomorrow, and we're going to keep a chance of a few light showers mainly in the north bay. cold and windy through the rest of the workweek, and freeze warnings are more than likely to be issued as we get into wednesday morning, thursday morning as well as friday morning. let's go ahead and take a look at overnight lows for tonight. we'll bring them up a little bit because we will continue to do some of the high clouds move in. especially chilly in the north bay with temperatures there in the 30s. 40s elsewhere. let's go ahead and take a look at this system. right here in the gulf of alaska, this is where the area of low pressure is. this is the trailing cold front. most of the moisture from the system will face to the north of us, but let's go ahead and drag this south. this is 3:00 monday afternoon, and you can already see a little moisture moving down towards cloverdale and then by 8:00 tomorrow evening you can see the cloud cover.
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mainly being able to ring out a few showers north of the golden gate bridge. really going to be tuesday when that massive cold air starts to move south. the wind will pick up, and because of all the instability, we'll keep showers in our accuweather forecast as well. how cold you ask? well, here's the trend. -- once again in livermore, tomorrow you're going to be a nice comfortable 67. check out thursday. 54. you couple that with very strong winds out of the north, and we are going to be talking about wind chill factors most definitelying. san jose, let's not forget about you. 66 tomorrow, and then wednesday, 52. 53, 55. you kind of get the story here. definitely cold air on the way. tomorrow we'll go with 60s across much of the bay area. we'll put a chance of some showers mainly in the north bay.
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and then the cold blast starts to move in tuesday and wednesday. check out thursday. inland locations upper locations near 50 degrees. >> that is quite the change. >> big change. >> stick with the 9ers theme. colin sheer with the highlights. >> pretty good game the 9ers. kind of get back into the playoff firmly entrenched in the playoff. they are in the first playful scrimmage. colin kaepernick, you look to the right. there is antoine bolden. there's michael crabtree. i bet it gave him a comforting feeling to see those guys out there. both teams joining pregame and invading each other's personal space. first quarter, 3-0, 9ers. kaepernick to our guy, vernon davis. up and over.
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hamstring injury earlier in the season, not an issue. a gain of 20 yards. a drive stalled. good 6-0 game. third and 15. bolden for the fifth time on the drive. first down yard. a team leading nine receptions for 98 yards. that pleased frank gore. san francisco at the half. i mentioned crabtree getting the start. the first game in six months. coming back from that -- great stiff arm. more yardage here. finally surrenders at the rams 20 yard line. gain of 60. 68 yards on two catches. in the fourth vernon. looking to go airborne again. the touchdown cancels for 275. the highest pass in total since week one. the 9ers are 7-0. 23-13, the final. they're now 8-4 at the podium. the three amigos.
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>> about time he get double-teamed now. like you said, you know, when you have a guy like that -- >> it feels great. it's always good to have these two at your disposal to make plays. >> the 9ers 7-0. kaepernick throws more than 150 yards. we will have another edition at 11:00. mike shuman goes one-on-one with tight end vernon davis, whose forecasted for 82 yards and a touchdown were instrumental in the team's win today. only on abc 7 news. the vikings able to avoid a second straight tie. walsh, the game-winning 39-yard field goal, and overtime to beat the bears. it's not for a 15-yard face mask penalty. former cal bear highlight. two plays later. it's walsh and 57 yards. now bucs. chicago gets in a position to win it. try a 47 yarder on second and seven. wide right. minnesota has new life, blart walsh project part two.
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from 34 yards. better than the original. second meeting in three weeks between the chiefs and broncos. alex smith, 12 yards. look at the grab. one hand. kansas city up 21-7. peyton manning, a touchdown passing binge. five in the game. four to eric decker. 35-28, denver. they take over first place in the afc west at 10-2. the latest bcs standings unveiled just minutes ago. chris davis busting things up with the finish of the year yesterday. the missed field goal returns giving the tigers an amaezing 34-28 upset over number one alabama. the clemson tide fall to fourth, and aurn jumps to three. unbeaten florida state, and ohio state go 1-2, and they're in line for the bcs championship game. >> kings have lost three state. golden state five out of six. both teams stuck in reverse. i can't make this stuff up.
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lights out at sleep train arena. >> green hits the three. warriors up three. up as many as 16. thompson, a career high 8-3. 28 points. step three took over late. 12 of the 36 in the fourth. 107-106 warriors. demarco cousins ties it at 113. three throws. isiah thomas, get it out. that's what $14 million a year gets you. 82-7 sports report brought to you by orchard supply hardware. of course, mike shawman with slern virnon davis at
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three days. in second place, "frozen" earned $67 million. it's walt disney's an maegs biggest weekend ever. both movies beat the previous record holder, which is harry potter and the sorcerer's stone. the best man holiday and homefront rounded out the top five. they ended up with the biggest thanksgiving weekend ever. >> thanks for joining us. be sure to check back for the 9:00 and 11:00.
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right now on the red carpet, the stars to broadway. >> it's a crowd show. >> backstage at the high heeled hit. >> and this is as close as it gets. gets. >> and thinking about on stage with a tony winning musical. >> what if i forget the words to the song? >> just keep moving your mouth. >> we're rolling out a specialed addition of "on the red carpet" now. >> welcome to "on the red carpet" on location in new york city. i'm rachel smith. we're here in the middle of one of the world east busiest intersections, times square, and we're taking you right into the bright hub of the broad kay theater district which has seen its share of wood's brightest stars. ♪ >> people want to


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